June 2015
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Redmond - Lynnwood - Puyallup - Tacoma
Happy Fathers Day!!!
Happy Fathers Day to all our great Fathers out there. Indeed The Root Beer Store is a busy place around Father's Day.
Proud Papa Taking the Kids to our New Tacoma Store
The Marini Family from Puyallup. Joe, Alec, Zackary, Bryce, Makenzie and Julia (Missing Mom--Ember!)
Recipe of the Month
Root Beer Cupcakes!
Estimated Cooking Time: About 45 minutes
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon root beer extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups root beer
  • 1 recipe Float Frosting
  • 24 root beer-flavored hard candies (optional)
Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line twenty-four 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium speed until combined. Scrape sides of bowl; beat on medium speed about 2 minutes more or until lightly fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in root beer extract and vanilla.
Alternately add flour mixture and root beer to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each two-thirds to three-fourths full. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out batter in cups.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks.

Allow 1/4 cup butter to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Allow 3/4 cup vanilla ice cream to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. In a large bowl beat butter o medium speed until fluffy. Beat in 1/2 cup of the ice cream and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 4 cups powdered sugar. If necessary, stir in additional ice cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, to make frosting piping or spreading consistency.
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Cupcakes Magazine and
June Root Beer of the Month

Old Soaker Root Beer
Old Soaker Root Beer is brewed by Atlantic Brewing Company in Bar Harbor Maine. The company began as Acadia Brewing in 1990, and was located inside the Lompoc Cafe in downtown Bar Harbor. Within a few years of rapid growth the company moved twice more until 1978 when it finally settled onto the grounds of a 19th century Maine farmstead that employs native vegetation and local stonework.

The ten acre Maine farm was specifically designed to create an experience where visitors could learn about the brewing process. Tours are provided during the summer months.
The company, which claims their root beer is a “Bar Harbor favorite and cult classic,” uses an old fashioned root beer recipe made with natural quillaja extract from the bark of the yucca plant. “This root beer has the tallest and most frothy head I have ever seen,” says Corey Anderson, owner of The Root Beer Store.

Old Soaker Root Beer gets its name from “Old Soaker,” which is a granite rock ledge in the middle of Newport Cove that is visible even at high tide. It has been described as looking like a “whale” out in the water, and can be viewed from Park Loop Road and Sand Beach.  

From the company website and misc. online research
Old Soaker Photo:
School Rewards
Ryder O. from Kirkland is a student at Bear Creek School and is rewarded with Root Beer every time he does well on his spelling tests. With these kind of rewards we may soon have a National Spelling Bee champion on our hands!
Summer Hours
The root beer store will be open longer hours during the summer as follows (Memorial Day until Labor Day):
SUMMER Store Hours

Lynnwood 11am to 10pm Mon-Sat
Redmond 11am to 9pm Mon-Sat
Puyallup 11am to 9pm Mon-Sat
Tacoma 11am to 9pm Mon-Sat
All Locations Closed Sundays

Our Latest Additions

Some of our great additions this month! Soda-flavored dessert toppings, freezable soda pops, A&W BBQ sauce, and new root beer barrels!
Swamp Pop Root Beer is also new and in all stores! Swamp Pop is our first very strong sarsaparilla-flavored root beer....oh ya, and sarsaparilla is probably to most often misspelled word in the English language:)
Momentum Men's Group
Vern B. and other root beer enthusiasts from the Momentum Men's Group enjoyed a special event at our Puyallup store on June 13th. They enjoyed a free taste-testing ,and prize give-aways. A great time was had by all!
Now in All Stores
Cactus Cooler!

Really? Soda in a CAN?...and it's not even root beer! Well, the truth is YES. For the past 4 years Cactus Cooler has been the most requested beverage by our great customers. As a specialty-soda shop we felt it our duty to seek this "very-hard-to-find" product out and bring it in to our stores. It's a pineapple-orange drink and is AMAZING!
Olivia and Jennaya at our Puyallup Store
We love all our employees, who spend their days lifting 35# boxes over and over again. Here are just a couple of our awesome team members.
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Our Website
Our Redmond store is located at
7102 180th Ave. NE Redmond, WA 98052.
Hours: 11am-9pm M-Sat, Closed Sundays
Free Root Beer tasting 3rd Saturday of each month, open to close, in Redmond.

Our Lynnwood store is located at
20015 Hwy 99, Suite G, Lynnwood, WA 98036.
Hours: 11am-10pm M-Sat Closed Sundays
Free Root Beer tasting 1st Saturday of each month, 11am-9pm, in Lynnwood.

Our Puyallup store is located at
12020 Meridian Ave. East, Suite K, Puyallup, WA 98373
Hours: 11am-9pm M-Sat, Closed Sundays
Free Root Beer Tasting 2nd Saturday of each month, open to close, in Puyallup.

Our Tacoma store is located at
5104 6th Ave Suite 108 Tacoma, WA 98406
Hours: 11am-9pm M-Sat, Closed Sundays
Free Root Beer Tasting every Saturday, open to close, in Tacoma

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